The talented officers, members and supporters of ARCSA have developed educational and training programs recognized throughout the U.S. From simple introductory seminars to national Certification and Masters curriculum, ARCSA has supported rain water harvesting professionals. ARCSA played a major role in development of the IAPMO Green Plumbing & Mechanical Code Supplement now being implemented by cities and states throughout the country. ARCSA experts are continually working with individual city code officials to develop broader implementation of rain water harvesting for commercial and residential use. For more information on ARCSA, just click on the name to be linked to their website.
As a committed member of ARCSA, Steve Krieger, principal of RHSC, has been actively engaged in bringing ARCSA sponsored education opportunities to the Midwest. Steve currently carries a level 200 Accredited Professional Certification with ARCSA. He is currently working toward the highest level 300 Master Rainwater Harvesting Professional Certification. The curriculum is grueling and can take up to three years to complete followed by a three-hundred question exam.
RHSC has sponsored two general education presentations since December of 2011. Each presentation had full capacity student attendance. We have also brought individualized presentations to local independent businesses. “Lunch and Learn” presentations are available upon request. Our presentations can be general in nature or cover specific elements of RWH system design or installation. Just contact us if you would like us to customize a presentation for you.
Locally, RHSC is involved in several community events and associations membership. Currently, Steve Krieger is the president of the Gateway Irrigation Association (GIA), having been an active member since 1988. RHSC is also a sponsor of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) local chapter. We support the Green Industry Conference held every December at the St. Charles Convention Center and participate in the greater St. Louis Home & Garden Show each winter at the Convention Center in downtown St. Louis. See our “Events Calendar” for upcoming events including RWH presentations and commitments. Just give us a call or visit our offices for individualized assistance. No project is too small or too large for us.
We have been working the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) to establish design criteria for using rain water harvesting in storm water mitigation projects. MSD officials are encouraged with the potential of RWH as a storm water management solution. RWH has the advantage of capturing the water while still in its “pure” state, before contacting the ground and becoming contaminated. This “clean” water only requires volume mitigation and avoids the quality issues. This simplifies the system design and significantly reduces installation costs. While we are still in the process of developing the standards, future EPA mandates promise to increase the impact of storm water management requirements. RWH, a simpler, more easily controlled solution, must have the support of all stakeholders from property developers, civil engineers, project owners and regulators. We are committed to continuing pursuit of this promising method of storm water management.